[CentOS] Cannot set user quotas

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:38:41 UTC 2009


Hello, I am having some trouble getting quota's to work. When I try to
set the quota for a user, it does not show up when I run repquota. I
am doing this on a Redhat (RHEL5) machine (I assume it is the same on
Centos). I think I am missing a step, but this is what I am doing:


(1) I add usrquota to the /etc/fstab file, then reboot

  LABEL=/home  /home  ext3  defaults,usrquota 1 2

(2) Verify /home is /dev/hda3

  /sbin/tune2fs -l /dev/hda3 | grep volume
    Filesystem volume name:   /home


(3) Create the user quota file

  quotacheck -cmu /home
  ls –l /home/aquota.user
  repquota /home


  [root at mail ~]# repquota /home
  *** Report for user quotas on device /dev/hda3
  Block grace time: 7days; Inode grace time: 7days
                          Block limits                File limits
  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
  12345     --     208       0       0             49     0     0
  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0


(4) Turn on quotas

  quoataon /home

(5) Add a user quota

  setquota -u 12345 10000 11000 0 0 -a /dev/hda3

(6) Recalculate the quotas

   quotaoff /home
   quotacheck -amu
   quotaon /home

(7) Check if the quotas are active

  ls –l /home/aquota.user
  repquota /home


  [root at mail ~]# repquota /home
  *** Report for user quotas on device /dev/hda3
  Block grace time: 7days; Inode grace time: 7days
                          Block limits                File limits
  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
  12345     --     208       0       0             49     0     0
  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0


(8) Shouldn't the limits look like this: ???


  User            used    soft    hard  grace    used  soft  hard  grace
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  root      --  184224       0       0              4     0     0
  12345     --     208   10000   11000             49     0     0
  54321     --     172       0       0             40     0     0


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